- Museum number
Ceremonial composite flute, made of two bamboo tubes pointed at the base by black wax and bound together in the centre by a wide band of native thread. Tied to the thread are two loops ending in tassels of the same material. The thread is painted with 'urucu'.
Height: 47 centimetres
Width: 13 centimetres
Depth: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register 1959:
Composite flute, two bamboo tubes point at the base by black wax and bound together in the centre by wide band of native spun? thread, tied to the thread are two loops ending in tassel of the same material. The thread painted with urucu.
All collected by Donor from Akwë-Shavante Indians, Mato Grosso [,] Rio das Montes Region [,] BRAZIL.
Manufacture for the boy initiates by their sponsors and played by sponsors.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Designed for: Boy's Initiation
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 67